Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Happy Ever After Shoes

I suppose it's confession time. Way back when my husband and I were a young married couple, we watched the first season of the Bachelorette with great regularity and I must confess we were passionately rooting for Ryan to win. We were happy too when Trista and Ryan made it to the altar, and I have to say, all these years later I am thrilled that they are still happily married with two wee ones adding to their joy.

I wasn't going to try for any more celebrity gifting opportunities for the time being. I am swamped and the last opportunity didn't turn out well at all. But, when Trista said she'd love to receive a bag from The Artisan Group, she insisted that the mailing address be included for each participant so that she could mail a hand written thank you note.

Now, that is just delightful. It's thoughtful, and considerate and in this day and age a rare thing indeed. It reminds me of Roy Rogers who went broke and took extra jobs playing in bars just so that he could pay the postage required to answer every piece of fan mail he received. I liked that.

I ended up designing them on my anniversary, so I was pretty much in a romantic state of mind. Taking inspiration from the flowers from Trista's wedding this is what I ended up with:


Romantic, no? The fabric I used (which used to be a pair of pants) has a silver sparkle to it. 


  The flowers I have fallen for. I love how almost over the top romantic they are. Given her fairy tale romance and wedding, and the fact that she is living out her "happy ever after", I thought princess type shoes would be entirely appropriate.


On another note,I have to tell you how much I enjoy the photo taking after I make a pair of shoes.


It's another outlet for my creativity.


  I love capturing the "personality" of each design with the camera. Does that sound crazy?


  And even the editing process. I live where there isn't much sun most of the year. So, bringing the pic to life after snapping it is sort of thrilling to me.

Anyway, enough waxing poetic. I hope that Trista enjoys her shoes. And I will share when I get that handwritten thank you.


Ellie said...

Beautiful shoes! Very creative!

Amanda said...

Those are beautiful.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Gorgeous shoes!
Stopping by from the Southern Lovely party :-)

Kristen said...

I love these shoes and I am sure Trista will love them even more! Congrats on the great gifting opportunity!

Taly said...

Those look so cute.

MysticMandy said...

These are beautiful!

Susan said...

These are absolutely stunning! I'm going to have a peek at your shop now.
I'm at
found you via BonBon Rose Girls link up.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

so precious! i love the flowers

xo Megan

Shannon said...

They are so pretty! Love them.

Missa said...

These shoes are beyond fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

Patti said...

such sweet shoes!

It's All Connected said...

You are so very talented! Who wouldn't be happy to receive a pair of custom made shoes? Love them! ~ Maureen

Our Delightful Home said...

Too cute! Awesome work :)

Mrs. Delightful

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

I'm featuring these beautiful shoes on Sew & Tell Saturday. Thanks for sharing.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

They're absolutely beautiful!